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NID Ahmedabad Course Admissions 2024: Eligibility, Fees & Selection Criteria

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NID Ahmedabad Admission Process 2024

NID Ahmedabad admission 2024 is open for PhD programme. Admission is based on Design Aptitude Test (DAT) exams conducted by NID entrance exams for both BDes and MDes courses. DAT for MDes session 2024-2025 will be conducted soon. NID Ahmedabad courses include BDes, MDes, and PhD in five faculty streams which include Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design, and Interdisciplinary Design Studies. BDes and MDes are the popular courses offered by NID Ahmedabad.

NID Ahmedabad Admission 2024: Eligibility & Selection Criteria

NID Ahmedabad admission to BDes and MDes is subject to a valid score in the entrance exam along with the fulfillment of the minimum eligibility criteria set by the Institute. Candidates with valid eligibility criteria can register and fill out the online application form available on the NID's official website.vCheck below the eligibility, and selection criteria for NID Ahmedabad courses:

Courses Eligibility Criteria Selection Criteria
BDes

Class 12 from any stream from a recognised board

NID DAT Prelims + DAT Mains

MDes

Bachelor's degree from any recognised board

NID DAT Prelims + DAT Mains

PhD

Master’s degree in Design

Proposal screening + DRT + interview

*This information is sourced from the official website/ sanctioning body and is subject to change.

NID Ahmedabad Fees 2024

NID Ahmedabad fees must be paid once the institute offers a provisional letter to the candidates. The fees might include multiple components such as application fees, alumni fees, student fund, etc. Find below the NID fees for admission 2024:

Courses Tuition Fees
BDes
INR 15.7 lakh
MDes
INR 11.4 lakh

*This information is sourced from the official website/ sanctioning body and is subject to change.

NID Ahmedabad Seats 2024

NID Ahmedabad seats are offered based on candidates' performance in the DAT exam. Find below the course seats for 2024:

Courses Tuition Fees
BDes
125
MDes
147

*This information is sourced from the official website/ sanctioning body and is subject to change.

NID Ahmedabad Admission Process 2024

NID Ahmedabad has a muti-step admission process for its offered courses. Candidates must complete the admission process to get admitted at NID Ahmedabad. The

Step 1: NID Ahmedabad Application Process

NID conducts an online application process that consists of multiple steps. Candidates must visit the official website of NID Ahmedabad and register/sign up online before proceeding to fill out the application form.

Step 2: NID Ahmedabad DAT exam

Candidates must participate in the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) exams conducted by NID entrance exams for admission in BDes and MDes. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) is among the important parts of a Design entrance exam. The DAT part includes various types of drawing, sketching and model-making questions that examine the design and creative ability of the appearing candidates. For the further admission process, the weightage of DAT Prelims and DAT Main scores are calculated.

Step 3: NID Ahmedabad Merit List

The institute releases a merit list with students who have qualified for the DAT exams. The merit list is based on the candidate's total weighted scores at each stage of the admission process. It is prepared in different categories, including General, OBC, SC, ST, and PWD. The merit list for DAT Mains is prepared by considering the scores from the 2024 NID DAT Prelims. It will be used to shortlist candidates for the DAT Mains

Step 4: NID Ahmedabad Seat Allotment

The National Institute of Design (NID) will allot seats based on a candidate's rank in the NID DAT 2024 merit list, campus preference, and performance in DAT. The institute releases a seat allotment list online, in case if it's done online candidates must be present on campus.

Step 5: NID Ahmedabad Final Admission

Shortlisted candidates must confirm their seats by paying a non-refundable token fee and uploading all the documents within the provided time limit.

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Q:   Can I join NID Ahmedabad directly?

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No, unfortunately, you cannot directly join NID Ahmedabad for any program, including undergraduate (BDes) or postgraduate (MDes) courses. There is no such provision for direct admission at NID Bangalore. Admission to all programs at NID Ahmedabad, and across all NID campuses, is solely based on a rigorous entrance exam process involving the National Institute of Design Aptitude Test (NID DAT).

The NID DAT is a two-stage exam comprising:

Prelims: This objective-type computer-based test assesses design aptitude, general knowledge, and observation skills. 2. Mains: Shortlisted candidates from the Prelims undergo studio tests and a personal interview to evaluate their design thinking, creativity, and problem-solving abilities.

 

Q:   How can I enter NID in Ahmedabad?

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To enter into NID Ahmedabad candidates must qualify the admission process, which is primarily entrance-based, and the admission process is as under:

STEP 1: Before applying for a course at NID, prospective students should carefully review the course-specific eligibility criteria. Those who meet the eligibility requirements can submit their applications through the NID official website, ensuring that the submission is completed before the specified deadline.

STEP 2: Further, aspirants are required to take the NID Entrance Exam. On the day of the exam, candidates must carry their NID DAT admit card for verification.

STEP 3: After successful conduct NID Entrance exam the institute releases the exam results. The institute may also release a cutoff list, indicating the minimum marks necessary for candidates to qualify for admission.

STEP 4: NID issues provisional offer letters to eligible candidates.

STEP 5: Candidates must participate in the allotment rounds to secure a seat in their desired program.

 

Q:   How difficult is it to get into NID Ahmedabad?

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NID Ahmedabad admission 2024 is based on NID Design Aptitude Test conducted for both B. Des and M.Des courses. The Design Aptitude Test comprises two steps:

DAT Prelims - The applicant takes the Prelims test initially.

DAT Mains - Candidates are chosen for DAT Mains based on their performance in that Prelims.

For admission to the BDes or MDes course, it is mandatory to appear in both that Prelims and that Mains. NID DAT Prelims comprises both objective- and subjective-type questions. Candidates must have a well-thought-out NID study plan if they want to ace the test. Candidates might adhere to the following preparation schedule for the NID Entrance Exam 2024: 

  1. Know the NID DAT exam pattern and marking scheme well 
  2. Get well-versed with the NID DAT syllabus
  3. Prepare a time-table and strictly adhere to it
  4. Attempt NID DAT previous year question papers 
  5. Solve NID DAT sample papers and mock tests 
  6. Keep revising.

NID Ahmedabad BDes Admissions 2024

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Q:   Does NID Ahmedabad offers BDes?

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Yes, NID Ahmedabad does offer BDes at undergrad level that lasts for four years. The BDes prgramme is spread across eight semesters which is offered under multiple specialisations Animation Film Design,  Graphic Design,  Product Design,  Furniture and Interior Design, etc. Admission to NID Ahmedabad is based on the DAT exam conducted by the National Institute of Design. 

Selection criteria: DAT Prelims (40% weightage) + DAT Mains (60% weightage)

Eligibility: A pass in Class 12 in any stream is required to apply for BDes course. Additionally, candidates must be born on or after July 1, 2002 (July 1, 1999 for SC/ ST). 

 

Q:   What is the eligibility for the BDes course offered at NID Ahmedabad?

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A pass in Class 12 in any stream is required to apply for the BDes course. Only Indian citizens born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible for admission under the General Category or the General EWS Category. Applicants born on or after 1 July 2000 in the Reserved Category (Other Backward Classes-Non-Creamy Layers (OBCNCL), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) may apply.For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates may apply for the academic year 2023-24 who have passed or will appear for the higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2022–23 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from a recognised educational board like CBSE, IB, ICSE, or equivalent.
 
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NID Ahmedabad Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does NID Ahmedabad offer scholarships?

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NID Ahmedabad does not offer scholarships of its own. However, students of NID Ahmedabad can avail of various scholarships provided by the state and central government. Some of the popular scholarships are the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, the Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-Abled Students (Degree), Post Graduate Scholarship for Single Girl Child, the Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region, and many more.

 

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3.8/5
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Faculty Review IconFaculty & Course3.8
Crowd Review IconCampus Life3.8
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M.Des. in Textile Design - Batch of 2018
2.8
3Placements3Infrastructure3Faculty3Crowd & Campus Life2Value for Money
Wonderful place to be, it help discover one's self, passion and interest.
Placements: Yes, there is a placement cell at NID Paldi campus. It works good for a few disciplines but not for all. Reason being both placements and internships take place simultaneouly. So, the seriousness is not as much. Apart from it, not all the interest areas are satisfied. For instance, students interested in crafts hardly find companies facilitating their interest. As the companies are more industry oriented. Sometimes, professionalism is also faced on the part of employers. Minimum package starts from 8 lac and goes uptill 36 lac, as of now. Another angle is the education system. The way students are taught and provided wisdom through hand driven, self exploratory approach, majority of students go for enterprenuership wherein collaborative design cenetric work takes place. Often, students or Alumni group is more interested towards collaborating with traditional artisans to keep the craft joyfully alive, to maximize its exposure by contemporary additions and innovations.
Infrastructure: The entire campus has been beautifully designed with sequential unfolding of spaces. The proportion of built and unbuilt flow beautifully into each other. There are no strict path to a place, every person decides their own trail. Recently, all the classrooms and studio spaces have been made air conditioned. The library (knowledge management centre) as we call it, is an immense source of authentic information and has been kept systematically. The staff is strict and very helpful. The campus is fully Wi-Fi. There is a gym, mess, canteen, chain zone (we call it chain GATE wonderful green spaces, intermediate courtyards etc. The quality of food is decent and they work on variety as well. As a M.Des student, I did not get to stay at the hostel. But now there is one, newly constructed for M.Des girls.
Faculty: The course curriculum is quiet elaborate and touches upon each aspect in great detail. Though, the amount of knowledge is vast enough to be grabbed in a span of 2.5 years in an M.Des programme. But, at NID, learning comes by doing. So, once this approach is imbibe in a person they learn forever. NID encourages hand driven work. This develops sensitivity towards process and helps inculcate the value of time. Though open to technological advances, NID supports hand work more than machine work. It encourages craft driven approaches and works towards conservation and preservation of crafts through design innovations. Faculty members are qualified have industrial or craft based links. The diversity of courses and view points is the beauty.
Other: The campus is beautiful beyond comparison. It provides opportunity to each user to design their own trail. Movement is not strict and there are multiple ways of reaching one place. This facilitates decision making based on the scenario. The spaces are free flowing. There is an auditorium which features films, student films, talks, etc. After each course students display their work for comments. Students keep participating in competitions and win at them too. In the evening, students and alumni group plays together. Cultural events, competitions, displays keep happening frequently. The campus is near to Sabarmati river.
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Mainak DasVerified Icon
B.Des. in Product Design - Batch of 2021
4.6
5Placements5Infrastructure4Faculty4Crowd & Campus Life5Value for Money
A college, which is totally different from the rest of the colleges in India.
Placements: One of the best in a country with the companies from every field coming to take the placement. The demand for the design student is increasing day by day since the number of student passing out is always the same, but that number of companies visiting the campus is always increasing year by year.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure is top-notch, which includes A/C and the Wi-Fi facility across the whole campus. Further, the building is made in such a way that it will remain cool in the scorching heat of Ahmedabad's summer. In short, it has all the facilities that a design student need to complete his/her studies for four years.
Faculty: One of the best faculty members of the whole country is here. They are highly experienced that nothing can beat them. The curriculum not only makes the people as a design student but also as a responsible human. Further, the evaluation of the students is held differently since they have the different talent in them. The skills to become a design student can excel in the industry.
Other: The college is located in the vicinity of Sabarmati river, and the campus is one of the best in Asia. They have more than 168 exchange programs for the students.
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M.Des. in Graphic Design - Batch of 2021
4
5Placements4Infrastructure4Faculty4Crowd & Campus Life3Value for Money
Our college provides good teachers, placements, and infrastructure.
Placements: Almost 80-90% of students got placed in this course. The average salary package offered was 3 LPA. Many students from our course got internships at First Cry, Microsoft, Adobe, Ikea, etc. The top roles offered were visual designer, creative manager, etc.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure of this college was very good. It has beautiful & comfortable environment. The food quality is not so preferably good in the mess and canteen but it is manageable. Medical facilities were provided. Sports area is good.
Faculty: Teachers were great. They were very helpful, well-qualified, and smart. They guide students very well. The course curriculum was relevant and great. Semester exams were not difficult. Guidance, career advice, and plans were great in this course.
Other: I chose this course because of my interest in graphic design.
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B.Des. in Animation Film Design - Batch of 2018
3.8
3Placements4Infrastructure4Faculty4Crowd & Campus Life4Value for Money
Really, I cherish my days in NID.
Placements: The placements here are pretty decent at NID. It also depends on how good a student is in creative thinking, communication skills and of course a good portfolio. Here, companies like Microsoft, Samsung, MTV, Sony, etc., come to recruit. Almost everyone finds their desired companies here.
Infrastructure: The college has a good infrastructure, and the campus is equipped with constant high-speed internet. Labs and classrooms are updated and are accessible 27/7. The food is okay as the mess food is very oily. The hostel is also safe and great. Medical services are also a bit slow as the doctors come for only a few hours.
Faculty: Teachers are very friendly and very mindful. Both in-house and visiting faculty members help in the growth of the student. Although, faculty members are a bit less in animation, but the visiting ones from the industry compensate it. At the end of the day its the handful of knowledge which matters.
Other: Festivals like Chitrakatha and Monsoon fiesta are really fun. Its really contributes in bringing the design community together.
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B.Des. in Animation Film Design - Batch of 2018
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I really cherish my time at NID. I learned at lot from these very friendly people.
Placements: The placements are quite decent for an undergraduate from NID. The students of animation film design get the offers from various companies like Samsung, Disney, Cartoon Network, etc. Almost 80 percent of the students get recruited during the campus placements. It also depends on how good the students are in terms of strong visualization and communication skills.
Infrastructure: The infrastructure is really good in the Heritage campus in Ahmedabad. There is constant high-speed internet access, updated and equipped classrooms and labs. The medical facility is a little bit slow. Apart from that, it's a lovely campus full of greenery, birds and fresh air.
Faculty: The faculty members are very competent in their respective fields. We also have the industry access from the visiting faculty members from time to time. Along with those experts, from abroad also, some faculty comes to share their experiences with the students. The courses were updated from time to time after the student feedback.
Other: The campus is an all-time happening place. Be it from an art/design installation to sports and musical events. You get to meet a lot of alumnae who are very friendly. The festivals like Chitrakatha and Alpavirama are really contributing in bringing the design community together.
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NID Ahmedabad Admission 2024 FAQs

Q:   What are the courses offered by NID Ahmedabad?

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NID Ahmedabad offers BDes, MDes, and PhD in the various fields of Design. And BDes is also offered with various specialisation such as the Faculty of Industrial Design, Faculty of Communication Design, Faculty of Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle & Accessory Design and Ceramic & Glass Design.The 2.5-year MDes degree is available in 19 disciplines with concentrations in the Faculties of Communication Design, Industrial Design, Interdisciplinary Design, Information Technology Integrated Design, And Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle, and Accessory Design.

 

Q:   How can I get NID Ahmedabad for Masters?

A: 

 To apply for a Master's programme at NID Ahmedabad, candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent from a recognised university
  2. A valid score in the National Entrance Test (NET) or Design Aptitude Test (DAT) conducted by NID.
  3. A portfolio of your design work, as required by the programme candidates are applying to
  4. Additional requirements, such as recommendations and essays, may also be required depending on the programme.
 

Q:   Is scholarships available for BDes course at NID Ahmedabad?

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 The institute offers monetary aid to deserving students, which is a great opportunity for those who may not have the financial resources to pay for their education. The scholarships offered by the institute, the Government of India, and the Ford Foundation provide financial assistance to students who are in need, allowing them to pursue their studies without the burden of financial stress. The range of scholarships offered by the institute, Government of India and Ford Foundation is designed to help students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Design (BDes) course. These scholarships are intended to support and encourage underprivileged and deserving students to complete their education and achieve their career goals.

 

Q:   What is the total tuition fee of the BDes course offered at NID Ahmedabad?

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The total tuition fee for BDes at NID Ahmedabad is INR 14.68 lakh. BDes is a four-year course divided into eight semesters and the fee for each semester is INR 1.83 lakh. While admission there are components that will be added to the total tuition fee as well, such as the student activity fund and film club, so the final fee including these components and the total tuition fee might change a little.

 

Q:   What is BDes in NID?

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The Bachelor of Design programme, which is four years in duration, is exclusively offered at NID Ahmedabad and encompasses four areas of specialisation: Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel, Lifestyle & Accessory Design and Ceramic & Glass Design.

 

Q:   What is the total tuition fee of the MDes course offered at NID Ahmedabad?

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The total tuition fee for MDes at NID Ahmedabad is INR 10.67 lakh. MDes is a two and half-year course divided into five semesters and the fee for each semester is INR 2.13 lakh. While there are components that will be added to the total tuition fee, such as the student activity fund and film club, the final fee including these components and the total tuition fee might change a little.

 

Q:   What is the eligibility for the MDes course offered at NID Ahmedabad?

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 Pass in graduation and only candidates born on or after 1 July 1991 are eligible to apply for admission to the General Category and EWS Category. Only Indians born after 1 July 1988 may apply for admission if they belong to the Reserved Category (Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST).

  • Educational Qualification: Any university or institute recognised by law in India must award a Bachelor's degree of at least four years duration in any specialisation after the 12th standard. Candidate must have passed the Bachelor's Degree examinations at the time of document verification tentatively scheduled in May 2023.
 

Q:   Is MDes a good course at NID Ahmedabad?

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The Master of Design (MDes) programme at the National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad is considered to be one of the top design programmes in India and is highly respected in the field of design education. NID Ahmedabad has a long-standing reputation for providing a high-quality design education, and the MDes programme is no exception. The programme is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in design theory, research, and practice, and to prepare them for leadership roles in their chosen field of design.

 

Q:   Does NID Ahmedabad offer scholarships?

A: 

NID Ahmedabad does not offer scholarships of its own. However, students of NID Ahmedabad can avail of various scholarships provided by the state and central government. Some of the popular scholarships are the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, the Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-Abled Students (Degree), Post Graduate Scholarship for Single Girl Child, the Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region, and many more.

 

Q:   What is the eligibility for the BDes course offered at NID Ahmedabad?

A: 

A pass in Class 12 in any stream is required to apply for the BDes course. Only Indian citizens born on or after 1 July 2003 are eligible for admission under the General Category or the General EWS Category. Applicants born on or after 1 July 2000 in the Reserved Category (Other Backward Classes-Non-Creamy Layers (OBCNCL), Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) may apply.For Indian Nationals in PwD Reserved Category: Only those candidates born on or after 1 July 1998 are eligible to apply for admission.

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates may apply for the academic year 2023-24 who have passed or will appear for the higher secondary (10+2) qualifying examinations in the academic year 2022–23 in any stream (Science, Arts, Commerce, Humanities etc.) from a recognised educational board like CBSE, IB, ICSE, or equivalent.
 
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No, you cannot get direct admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme at NID Jorhat without giving an entrance exam, as stated on Shiksha.com.

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No, direct admission to the Bachelor of Design (B.Des) programme at NID Vijayawada, also known as the National Institute of Design, Andhra Pradesh, is not possible. Admission to the B.Des programme is based on the Design and Aptitude Test (DAT), and candidates have to appear for the NID DAT entrance

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DAT is a national-level exam conducted by NID in two stages, prelims and mains. Candidates who are shortlisted from the DAT will be invited to the DAT at NID Jorhat. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate can attempt the DAT. 

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The admissions process for NID Bhopal in 2024 is entirely online. To complete the application, candidates must go to the official website. The Design Aptitude Test (DAT), which consists of two stages—Prelims and Mains—is used to determine which students are chosen in the end.

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To join the National Institute of Design (NID) Kurukshetra, candidates must complete the admission process. This process includes:

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